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5 days, 5 photos. Day 2 – Life finds a way

I’ve done this before, but I’ll do it again. Hi, I’m mad, in case we haven’t met!

The Rules: The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”. Thanks to Mon for nominating me, I said I’d give it a try and here I am!

Well since very few, if any, have bothered to take up the challenges I’ve sent their way, I’ve decided to forgo nominations this time. My Vulcan side tells me I’m either too bad at matching challenges and people (and yes, I put in effort at that) or people don’t really care. I’m not going to say I’m throwing it open for anyone wishing to take the challenge up either


I always like rotting wood. it has interesting textures and sudden changes in form and line and flow. Death in such a stark fashion…. Found this whitened, termite eaten piece stuck in the ground by its dead roots along a road.


Inside it though, in soil deposited by wind and irrigated by rain, so many buds sprang anew. Life finds a way (now if only that line had been uttered by a better actor…)


About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.


14 thoughts on “5 days, 5 photos. Day 2 – Life finds a way

  1. Your observations are very powerful.. i love the second picture of tiny shoots growing around the tree


    Posted by Himali Shah | 30/06/2015, 9:25 PM
  2. Nice ones. Like them more than yesterday’s.


    Posted by Divya Bhatnagar | 30/06/2015, 12:08 AM
  3. Like these two photos!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 29/06/2015, 11:35 PM
  4. I’m really glad you are doing it again, Dr. Hb. 🙂 Wonderful post.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 29/06/2015, 11:35 PM
  5. That is a beautiful though, Himanshu. So are the pictures. Great job!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Kritika Vashist | 29/06/2015, 4:10 PM

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